After a few years of being on then off then on again and a love triangle with one Chloe Sims, Amber and Dan are finally settled down after she moved into his bachelor pad and turned into a love nest and they welcomed a new addition to the family in the shape of sweet pet pooch Oliver.
However, while fans are well-versed in the ups and downs of Amber’s relationship with Dan, it appears that she might have dated another TOWIE star before appearing on the show: Dan’s close pal Joey Essex.
Pictures of a pre-fame Amber leaving London nightclub Mahiki hand-in-hand with Joey, which were originally taken in 2012, recently resurfaced online and they’ve left us shook to our very core.
Amber and Joey can also be seen cosily chatting to each other inside the cosy hotspot before making their way to the exit together and eventually speeding off in a black cab.
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Amber was roughly 18 years old at the time, while Joey would have been around 21.
Although it’s not known whether Amber and Joey kept in contact after their night out, the pictures were taken while Joey was in the middle of an on/off relationship with ex-girlfriend Samantha Faiers.
Sam had dumped Joey just a few months prior but they were later spotted kissing on a date, leading fans to speculate they had reunited.
The pictures of Joey and Amber even got a mention on TOWIE as Sam fumed to sister Billie about him “taking another girl home”.
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At the time, Sam told Billie, “I’ve woken up this morning to find out Joey went home last night with another girl. Everyone saw it. He was with her all night.
“He went home with her, he walked out the club holding her hand, they got a cab, just two of them, and went home."
She added, “He knows full well he's done wrong,” to which Billie replied, “He's let himself down."
However, Joey later insisted, “The girl last night means nothing to me,” and although he and Sam split at the time, they later reconciled and even got engaged before splitting for good in 2014.